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people civilians working, and all of the defense contractors, our economy is based a lot on the prau fits of defense contractors, and they will get wiped out we are told, many of they will will. so it's a huge problem. if it goes for a couple days or maybe a week, they think they can work their way out and there are all kinds of new plans. the democrats want to end employment and tax benefits for the wealthy, and the republicans are against anything with a tax on it, and they are strictly for cuts, and there's no sign of any kind of a compromise. >> and there was an interesting statement, and the fact that the greatest threat to national security is budget uncertainty, and this is an example that if this thing goes through, it's going to hurt a lot, and especially in northern virginia. >> not just northern virginia, we're talking about the washington region. >> and the number of people who will be laid off, and two, not hired because you can't hire if you don't have a budget to do it, and then take into account that a lot of universities and hospitals here get grants to study, the impact
's economy. >> it's a green light. this may be the last chance you get. >> reporter: 25 virginia state senators did hit their green light, voted yes and followed their house counterparts in approving the measure that will pump $3.5 billion into roads, transit and rail over the next five years. >> it will enable us to contribute a lot more money to rail, improve the services to get you to rail, perhaps widen some major arteries a little bit. >> reporter: prince william county senator is the longest serving senator in virginia history. and he counts this bill as one of the most significant he's ever helped pass. >> it's very important. it's going to change people's lives. >> reporter: the transportation bill contains a complicated plan for raising new revenue. it reduces the state gas tax but hikes the state sales tax and several other fees. traffic took northern virginia and hampton roads will be able to raise more money for priority projects through a bigger sales tax hike, a hotel tax and home sales fee. some senators say two taxing levels is unfair and others fear the impact on the r
. >> these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment list. people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tick up, again. >> and that's why democrats, republicans, business leaders and economists they've already said that these cuts here in washington and sequesteration are a bad idea. they're not good for our economy and not how we should run our government. >> congress asks that this plan replace cuts through january of next year, which means, again, we are looking at another replacement plan, something far from a long-term solution to the budget problem. >> this morning we're looking at our area is among the areas that can be hurt the most by. government spending makes up 20% of our economy. defense spending also makes up almost 10% of our economy. >>> and right now, prince william county police are on the scene of a bizarre crime spree that started last night and ended with an suv crashing into a house in woodridge. tony is live on the scene with new developments. tell us what you learned.
the economy and jobs. there is, obviously, debate how many jobs have actually been created in the economy. look. you pointed out to apple ceo, tim cook was in the audience in the state of the union. he is sitting on over 171 million dollars in cash at apple. why? because uncertainty in the marketplace. tom friedman writing this morning something that caught my eye. he said you can feel the economy wants to launch but washington is sitting on the national mute button. we the people feel like the children of permanently divorcing parents. how does this sequestered business end? the president said during the campaign the sequester, the word for automatic spending cuts, he said it would not happen. is it going to happen? >> i always read tom friedman he has that good minnesota sensibility. >> you guys stick together. >> we do. the column today i think is continuation of that. frankly, i believe it's a continuation of exactly the plan the president laid out in detail in the state of the union on tuesday night. we have already made 2.5 trillion dollars in deficit reduction, debt reduction effor
in rockville to make the appeal. maryland's economy could be devastated by the billions of dollars in potential cuts. a new report backs up those county executives' argument. that report by wells fargo security warns that the entire d.c. area, including virginia and the district is one much regions that could be hurt the most. it authors say the government spending makes up about 20%f our local economy, defense spending makes up almost 10% of our economy. >>> a disgraced politician asking for a second chance in a new ad campaign. >>> plus, even if you're not a sports fan, you have to see this video. the amazing work of a pint-sized player with shocking skills. >>> rain is headed our way. when it will arrive with weather and traffic on the 1s. >>> the concern that hurricane sandy may not be finished (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (woman) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the
enforcement, even food inspection. and there are big worries about how it will hit the u.s. economy. >>> his side of the story. an emotional oscar pistorius in court for the first time. what he says really happened the night his girlfriend was killed. >>> and the brazen diamond heist at the airport right on the tarmac. a huge game of deception, $50 million worth of diamonds gone without a trace. "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news with brian williams." >> good evening. it's an explosive allegation, and it's what we've all been warned about for years since the dawn of the computer age. a u.s. security firm says over 140 targets in this country have been hit electronically by a branch of the chinese military. big companies, you name it, some of the best-known brand names in the u.s. but more troubling than that is the idea that chinese hackers could reach into american society. the systems that run the country, our infrastructure and preserve order like power systems, air traffic, financial industry. it's a sweeping r
of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loopholes that been fipt only the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations. >> reporter: if no deal is reached $85 billion in automatic cuts known as the sequester go into effect march 1. democrats want to close tax loopholes on the oil industry and raise taxes on millionaires. republicans want more deficit reduction. >> the president says it will be a balanced approach. so far it has all been tax increases. from the republican point of view they want to see the spending cuts in terms of the other side of it. >> reporter: if there is month compromise federal workers, everyone from fbi to border patrol agents, could be furloughed or laid off. a wells fargo study says federal and defense industry workers in maryland, virginia, and d.c., will be hardest hit. as the military faces massive cuts. a new bipartisan commission's plan led by former clinton adviser erskine bowles and alan simpson cuts the deficit by $2.4 trillion over ten years. >> they can squawk all then want to. get your country on course and fo
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up about 20% of our local economy. defense spending alone makes up almost 10% of our economy. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is making a personal appeal to president obama to avert the potentially devastating cuts. he wrote a letter to the president asking him to make good on the campaign pledge to avoid the sequestration. >>> supreme court justices return to capitol hill today to hear arguments and release decisions during their spring term. they'll begin with a case pitting a small town farmer against agriculture giant monsan monsanto. next week the court will hear arguments about the constitutionality of a part of the voting rights act requiring southern states to get approval from the government before they can change voting laws. an alabama county says that requirement is outdated. >>> later this morning, the mother of a murdered child is suing the psychiatrist who evaluated the baby's father. they should have never allowed him unsupervised visits with their child. rams is accused of drowning prince mcloud rams last month. an affidavit said joaquin took out several life
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spending makes up 20% of our local economy. defense spending alone makes up almost 10% of our ecomony. >>> many of us buy a fancy sports car or jump out of a plane. how the first lady handled her mid life crisis. >>> a warning for women who can't make it through the morning without that cup of coffee. >>> the active scene off shore that has you looking for a new place to go swimming. >>> it's dry now. but you want to grab your umbrella. your soggy forecast and danella checks i-66 next with weather >>> take a look at cell phone sid yoe from hawaii. this splashing is from half a dozen tiger sharks. a marine biologist took the video on the island of oahu. he called authorities because swimmers were nearby. a boat traveled around warning people about the sharks. no one was hurt. i know they were getting out of there fast. >> tom will be here in a second with the forecast. yesterday we had the video of the like a thousand dolphins in the little school or a university if it's that many. >> a university. ha ha. i think the difference is the sharks will bite you. >> dolphins have teeth. >> i
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it gives us a sense of how consumers worries about the economy have impacted their spending. >> jackie deangelis, thanks. >>> this 17-year-old in santa fe was throwing snowballs from his ski lift when he lost his balance, dangling from the chair and plummeting nearly five stories to the ground. the teen was air lifted off the mountain and taken to a local hospital, but he is doing all right now. we're glad he's okay. at 7:15, back to willie, natalie, savannah. >> no snowballs where you are. >> no. and salt on margaritas. >> not to rub it in. savannah went the next step. >> yeah. wow! >>> al has a look at the rest of the national forecast. hey, al. >> hey, guys. all of our friends are here. go ahead, who is here from the north? okay. show of hands, who here feels bad that they're here from the north. all right. there you go. everybody back home, we're all sending our love. let's see what we've got for you as far as our forecast. friends in the pacific northwest getting another big storm coming onshore. heavy rain and snow in the mountains along the coast. we're talking ab rain around th
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their jobs. >> these cuts are not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy. >> reporter: president obama wants to reduce the cuts with new revenue. house speaker john boehner says the debate is closed. >> republicans are not comfortable with the cuts but they want to see spending cuts implemented. >> reporter: lawmakers on home at recess are feeling the pinch. >> the american people expect us to get serious about this and we're serious about deficit reduction. >> reporter: a new deficit reduction plan bier have got to get out of that plan. >> reporter: it calls for changes to health care, social security, and the tax code. at this point, it looks like we will hit the sequester, at least for a period of time. many republicans see it as the only way to begin addressing the federal deficit. in washington, daniel lee, nbc news. >> stay with news4 for continuing coverage of the sequestration showdown as the march 1st deadline approaches. if you can't watch, you can get the latest information at >>> virginia lawmakers, house and senate negotiators came to a
industry. that area's economy is entirely -- he is heavily, if not entirely dependent on the military. it will weaken national security. news 4 will have you covered as the sequestration showdown continues. we'll bring you every development as that march 1st deadline approaches. you'll find the latest updates at >>> anne arundel county will try to put a scandal era behind it. laura newman will officially assume the role at 10:00 replacing disgraced executive john leopold. leopold resigned at the beginning of the month after being found guilty of misconduct in this office. he used his private security detail to run personal and political errands and take him to sexual encounters. she's the economic development chief currently. she'll uphold the term running through 2014. >>> a young boy might want to change his definition of emergency. the matter that had the child calling 911. >>> the actions the tsa is taking after the patdown of a young girl in a wheelchair sparked outrage. >>> plus, why the fancy meal you ordered may not be what is brought out to you when you din
and national economy. >> this is something nobody wants. it's not a balanced, thoughtful compromise. >> reporter: hope for a deal is fading but the president said today there is still time. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. >> reporter: recent polls show a majority of americans support the president's plan to avert the sequester through new taxes and spending cuts. but house republicans say they just agreed to raise taxes and this deal should be solely based on slashing spending. >> house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. so the question is, why won't he work with us? and the answer, quite simply, is because he wants higher taxes. >> reporter: meanwhile the obama administration is warning of dire consequences. arguing as many as 10,000 teachers could be laid off. more than 1,000 fbi agents could see cutbacks or furloughs. there could be as many as 2,100 fewer food safety inspections. on friday, outgoing transportation secretary ray lahood said travelers would see major
've struck 141 times since 2006 across all sectors of the u.s. economy. this is the first time such a group has been tracked right to the doorstep of the people's liberation army. the shanghai group is not the first to be accused of cyber theft. >> it's scary. i mean, this is the problem. it's scarey. >> brian shields, a computer security specialist suspected the chinese of hacking into his company as early as 2004. he worked for nortel, a giant canadian telecommunications company. a success story, nortel made cell phone equipment and at its height the company employed 20,000 people in the u.s. >> how can you compete when the other guys aren't competing the same way. >> here's how shields says his company got hacked. a nortel employee saw, it was downloaded by brian mcfadden. >> he noticed that mr. mcfadden had downloaded some documents and when he got the email back and said i don't know what you're talking about. >> so it was mcfadden downloading documents, but it wasn't actually mcfadden. >> that's correct. >> hunting for the culprit, shields' team followed a string of digital clues that
. >> president obama's new es adviser isn't helping with foreign policy or handling the economy. he's helping with with his golf game. you might have heard of tiger woods. he's not really an adviser but he did play a round of golf with the president in florida. president obama is on vacation there. tiger only lives an hour away from the golf course. >>> we'll take a look at the stories we are following for this afternoon. pat law son has a preview of things to come. >> hi. coming up this afternoon on news 4 at 4:00 peanut allergy can be more than inconvenience. it can be deadly. there is new research giving scientists reason to believe there could be a cure one day. and they are not just on your home computer anymore. ads are popping up all a over tablets and smartphones. we'll tell you how they got there and how to get rid of them. coming up at 5:00 a, other than a holiday, what would you like to do to ease traffic on i-66. what do you think will work? we found out and it's not good news for drivers. we'll have details for the story and the day's latest news on news 4 at 4:00 this afternoon.
. and most important thing to our economy as you may well know is they are adding jobs, so right now, things are looking okay today. back to you. >> have a great weekend, brian. >> thank you. >> see you later. >>> you can be a washington redskins cheerleader. i can't, but you can. audition classes are being held starting this month. they joined us this morning to talk about what it takes. your name and how long you've been a redskins cheerleader? >> mya. i just completed by second year on the team. >> going into your third year. >> hopefully, fingers crossed. >> my name is talisha and my fifth year on the team. >> that's a veteran. >> my name is barbie and i just completed my first year. >> can we have a great sophomore campaign? >> i hope so. >> i'm christa. i also just finished my first year. >> we've got a couple of rookies who just made it through and we need to have another strong season. so when you guys talk about being a redskins cheerleaders, everybody sees how good you look on the sidelines, but which one of you can tell me, if you had to give me one sentence about what is the most
. the area's economy is heavily dependent on the military. the president will likely argue that the cuts associated with sequestration will weaken national security. >>> the president also reaching out to republican leaders to try to work out a last-minute deal. he called house speaker john boehner and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell yesterday. still working to figure out what the sides said. but the white house describes those talks as good conversations. >>> civilian employees at the defense department are facing furloughs if the sequestration takes effect. but it isn't just government workers who will feel the impact. many businesses are already seeing their bottom lines hurt. pentagon employees are adjusting how they spend their money. one business owner says it feels like we're in another recession. >> i mean, do they fix their car or buy their medicine or do they buy their groceries or pay their mortgage whatever is left over they hunker down on because they don't know what tomorrow is bringing. >> tens of thousands of civilian defense department workers could face one furlo
on capitol hill, looking into the impact of sequestration on the american economy, middle-class families, and small businesses. wednesday, defense secretary leon panetta formally notified congress of the pentagon's plan to furlough civilian employees should congress not act to stop those automatic spending cuts from going into effect on march 1, just eight days from now. >>> and government agencies all over the country holding their breath to see if congress will make a deal. the national institutes of health would lose $ billion in funding -- $1.5 billion in funding if a deal is not made. that means millions of americans whose lives depend on advanced treatments and research, they'll have to go without. nih, cancer, hiv, and alzheimer's research would come to a halt. >>> border protection and transit agents could be out of jobs because of cuts. the wait times for flights could double. you could find yourself in line for three hours to get through security and six hours to get through customs. >>> house speaker john boehner submitted an op-ed in the "wall street journal" about the cu
to revive the economy sooner than expected sending the dow to a 100 point loss, the nasdaq and s&p suffering the worst loss this year. the "boston globe" has owned the paper more than 20 years and in the past decade circulation decreased by half as readers flocking to the web for news now. >> thank you. >>> first came the arms, then came the bangs. first lady michelle obama sticking by her doo in her new official white house portrait, this photo for her husband's second term is a bit more intimate than the first portrait. that one generated lots of buzz because she showed off her beautifully toned arms and still has those pearls around the neck. she looks beautiful as always. >> thank you. did i hear you say nor'easter coming to town? >> yeah. i did. >> here's the deal, the european model. >> we know you love the european model. >> who doesn't? we love american models, too, but the european model has been getting it done for us. here's what we're looking at. as we start friday, makes its way up off the southeastern atlantic coast and then comes out sometime around the marv va. we are talking
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